Die Cut Stencils and Layered Modeling Paste

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Here's another experiment with modeling paste.
I wanted to know how the paste would look if I layered it and if
 I've learned anything from Donna Downey it's that when you say,
 "What if...?" then you should go for it!
I created my own stencils using my dies.
First I mixed up the green and applied that using my leaf stencil.
I had to let it dry completely before adding my next color so it was the perfect project to work on while I cleaned the house.
When it was dry I mixed up and added the light yellow flowers, then the orange flowers, then finally the red berries/flower centers.

I love the overall look, but had hoped the layers would have been a little bit more opaque.
That could probably be remedied by using  a different medium for tinting the paste.
The paper got all wavy as the paste dried, so I went with it and distressed the edges with an xacto knife to add to the not-so-perfect look.  I had also hoped to get those red dots more separated, but because I was placing the stencil on an uneven surface {the flower} all three dots sort of smooshed together.  After I accepted the imperfection :) I kinda liked it anyway

All in all I like the look and it was a lot of fun to do!
See you later.
Have a great Sunday!

Cardstock: PTI White, Harvest Gold
Stamps: PTI Pretty Peonies
Ink: PTI Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI Beautiful Blooms II, Turning a New Leaf
Other: Hole Punch, Modeling Paste, Pearls, Black Copic Marker


  1. Oh, wow, this is so cool! I love seeing the new things you've been experimenting with lately, Kara! It's very inspiring!

  2. Another great post Kara. I like the layered look you've achieved here and all the creative experimenting you've been doing lately too. I am curious, if you've tried using the paste on a nonstick sheet, and if you can transfer an element to paper after it dries?

  3. Okay...super cool idea! I love how this turned out. I just might have to give this a try.

  4. Very cool. What will you come up with next?

  5. This is cool. It looks edible. Lenae

  6. You're so full of adventure! Love your experiment, it turned out so cool!

  7. What a cool technique! Love how it turned out- Irma

  8. Love seeing the new techniques you try out! This one tried out great too!

  9. That would be 'turned' out great!!!

  10. That's cool, love the effect

  11. Love watching your experiments Kara - I want to touch these flowers the texture looks so cool - can't wait to see what you do next!

  12. Wow!I have never seen anything like this before! This is amazing!!!!! I want to touch the flowers so feel the texture too!!!!

  13. LOVING THIS FUN CARD!! Such a NEAT look and a FUN design!! ;) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! ;)

  14. what a neat idea! And I've been saving some plastic packaging for something... now I know what to do.

  15. This is gorgeous!!!
    Those "berry centers"...I had to keep looking because I was really wondering if you used berries to get the coloring like that...
    it's so lifelike!
    I love all your experimenting...
    especially with results like this!
    My experiments sometimes involve the fire department and/or police...
    possibly even HAZMAT :(

  16. Way to stretch your stash, my dear! Really love the texture!

  17. Fab technique. If you hadn't said I would have thought this was how it was meant to be! TFS


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